U.S. service member killed in Afghanistan: military

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Posted: Aug 16, 2017 4:56 PM

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A U.S. service member was killed in eastern Afghanistan during an operation with Afghan forces against Islamic State, the U.S. military said on Wednesday.

In a statement, the military said the service member died as a result of wounds. It also said that other U.S. and Afghan forces were injured and medically evacuated.

No further details were immediately available.

(Reporting by Idrees Ali, editing by G Crosse)